Sampdoria vs Spezia Prediction, 10/22/2021 Serie A Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Sampdoria vs Spezia
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genova, Italy
Odds/Point Spread: Sampdoria (-161) Spezia (+320)
Francesco Caputo and Sampdoria (1-3-4, 19th in Serie A) host Spezia (2-1-5, 16th in Serie A) at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Friday. The goaltenders protecting the net are Emil Audero for Sampdoria and Jeroen Zoet for Spezia. The Eagles are at at +320 while Sampdoria are priced at -161. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Sampdoria took the field against Cagliari in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-1. When talking about passing the ball, they ended with a 79.0% passes received rate by completing 391 of the 495 passing attempts in their last game. Sampdoria tried 8 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 4 of those dribbles for a rate of 50.0%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Sampdoria walked away from the pitch at a 17.6% rate by landing 3 shots on target of 17 total shots. Sampdoria is averaging 1.25 g/90 (10 total goals) and are sitting with 7 assists in all contests for the year.
Francesco Caputo is a player who can be a difference maker for Sampdoria. He has 50 assists while accumulating 46 yellow card cautions in his career. Caputo has had a starting assignment in 355 matches during his career and tallies 0.47 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Italy has accumulated 168 goals scored in 32,116 professional minutes played.
One more guy who could decide who wins is Fabio Quagliarella, the forward who is from Italy. He has helped on a goal 52 times so far in his pro soccer career and he has scored 185 total goals. Quagliarella has been on the pitch for 38,326 mins in 440 career starts and has earned himself a total of 47 yellow cards. He scores 0.43 goals per 90 minutes during his career.
The guy defending the goal for Sampdoria is Emil Audero. Audero (56-36-61 record in his career) has accounted for 41 clean sheets, which has earned him a 26.8% shutout rate. The goalkeeper from Indonesia has faced 659 shots attempted against him in 153 career starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.43 (219 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of 70.4. Audero has played for 13,770 minutes and has 464 stops during his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Spezia earned three points by winning 2-1 against Salernitana. They finished the match by converting 383 of the 422 passing tries for a percentage of 90.8%. Spezia had a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 10 out of the 15 dribbles they tried. Spezia converted 5 shots on target out of their 18 shots attempted which had them at a 27.8% clip in their last match. Having a total of 10 goals and 6 assists for all their matches, Spezia averages 1.25 goals and 0.75 assists per 90.
Daniele Verde should be someone to watch for Spezia. He averages 0.29 goals per 90 mins and has started 90 outings in his career. The forward hailing from Italy has been on the field for 8,314 professional minutes and has scored 27 goals. He has 6 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career and has helped on a goal 14 times. Make sure to watch out for Emanuel Gyasi, the forward born in Ghana. He has totaled 17 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 13 times. Gyasi has been handed 22 yellow card warnings in 7,857 mins played (90 starts). His goals per 90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.19.
Jeroen Zoet will be looking after the goal for Spezia. Zoet has totaled 91 shutouts while defending 1,009 shots attempted against him in 26,205 minutes in his career. He holds a save percentage of 71.6 and his shutout rate is 31.2%. He has allowed 1.13 goals per 90 minutes and he has earned a mark of 175-52-64. So far in his pro soccer career, Zoet has conceded 328 goals and has racked up 713 saves in 292 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Serie A game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Spezia (+320)
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